Take advantage of the free tutoring, study skills workshops and accommodations for students with disabilities at our Center for Academic Support.

Contact Us

Our Staff

Need a Tutor?

Peer and professional tutoring is available to all JWU students throughout the academic year in most major courses.

Tutors provide individual and group sessions as needed and resources dictate.

Common subjects include:

  • Accounting
  • Culinary Math and Baker’s Math
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Math
  • Nutrition
  • Science

Call us to set up an appointment.

Writing Center

The Writing Center exists to support writers at all stages of the writing process. An experienced writing consultant will work with you during an individualized 30-minute appointment that focuses on customizing comments to each student in a supportive environment. Call or stop by to make an appointment. 

Academic Support & Skill Development

Students can make individual appointments with our advisors for counseling regarding study skills and strategies for academic success. If you need help with course selection and planning, meet with academic advisors in Student Academic & Financial Services (SAFS) for more technical assistance with registration.

Study Skills Workshops

Contact us to arrange a workshop for your class or student group. We provide workshops, open to all students in all majors, on topics including:  

  • Time Management
  • Note-taking Strategies
  • Learning Styles
  • Study Strategies
  • Test Preparation
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Locus of Control
  • Stress management

Culinary Math

Math skills are critical to your success in the culinary industry. CAS provides workshops and tutoring for students who need to improve proficiency in this area.

Disability Services

Accommodations for students with disabilities who provide appropriate documentation include, but are not limited to:

  • Oral and/or extended time for tests
  • Enlarged print
  • Use of an audio recording in class
  • Note-taking assistance
  • Reduced course load
  • Preferential scheduling
  • Classroom relocation
  • Medical absences
  • Use of assistive technology (i.e. Dragon Naturally Speaking, Kurzweil 3000, Smart Pen)


Advisors are available to assist with academic planning, course registration, and transitioning to college. Email our Center for Academic Support for more information.

Requesting Accommodations


Students requesting services must provide the university with the required special needs or disability documentation.

Students with a learning disability must provide one of the following documents for verification and educational planning:

  • Neurological report by a psychiatrist, neurologist or other physician 
  • Psychoeducational evaluation by a licensed clinician

Submit Documents

Students requesting accommodations should:

  1. Submit your disability documentation to the Center for Academic Support.
  2. Make an appointment with an advisor.
  3. Meet with an advisor to review your documentation, discuss the policies and determine reasonable accommodations.


Refer to the catalog's information on allergies.

During the Accommodation Process

You will be expected to:

  • Participate in the determination and implementation of reasonable accommodations and support services
  • Meet with your advisor to complete the Accommodation Agreement Form
  • Inform your advisor when accommodations are not working or need to be changed
  • Keep follow-up appointments or call to cancel and reschedule in a timely manner

The advisor will be expected to:

  • Maintain medical/psychological/educational documentation in a confidential manner
  • Identify reasonable accommodations and support services and assist with their implementation
  • Request updated documentation (as needed) to determine if accommodations need to be modified